Selected Publications

This page shows selected publications from the last years. For a detailed list please refer to the Google Scholar or DBLP page of Stefan Schneegass.

Type of Publication: Article in Journal

VisCoMET: Visually Analyzing Team Collaboration in Medical Emergency Trainings

Liebers, Carina; Agarwal, Shivam; Krug, Maximilian; Pitsch, Karola; Beck, Fabian
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Computer Graphics Forum
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VisCoMET: Visually Analyzing Team Collaboration in Medical Emergency Trainings (1.57 MB)
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Handling emergencies requires efficient and effective collaboration of medical professionals. To analyze their performance, in an application study, we have developed VisCoMET, a visual analytics approach displaying interactions of healthcare personnel in a triage training of a mass casualty incident. The application scenario stems from social interaction research, where the collaboration of teams is studied from different perspectives. We integrate recorded annotations from multiple sources, such as recorded videos of the sessions, transcribed communication, and eye-tracking information. For each session, an informationrich timeline visualizes events across these different channels, specifically highlighting interactions between the team members. We provide algorithmic support to identify frequent event patterns and to search for user-defined event sequences. Comparing different teams, an overview visualization aggregates each training session in a visual glyph as a node, connected to similar sessions through edges. An application example shows the usage of the approach in the comparative analysis of triage training sessions, where multiple teams encountered the same scene, and highlights discovered insights. The approach was evaluated through feedback from visualization and social interaction experts. The results show that the approach supports reflecting on teams’ performance by exploratory analysis of collaboration behavior while particularly enabling the comparison of triage training sessions.